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PEAKE, Mervyn (illustrates).
Ride a Cock-Horse And Other Nursery Rhymes
Chatto and Windus, London., 1940. First edition. First issue, without the dedication page. Quarto. 29 pages. Pictorial hand-coloured paper boards. Fourteen nursery rhymes, each accompanied by a full-page illustration by Mervyn Peake, ten of which are hand-coloured; black and white frontispiece.Signed and dated 1941 by the artist on the front free endpaper.Paper boards a little bruised at extremities with a couple of minuscule holes at tail of spine, otherwise a very good indeed copy of a fragile book in very good dustwrapper which is a bit dusty and rubbed at the edges and with a short closed tear at top edge of lower panel.
Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller
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